Club Leader Concannon Steps up in Football Frenzy Weekend

September 9th, 2018 | by stjamesgaa
Club Leader Concannon Steps up in Football Frenzy Weekend
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It was an action packed weekend of football for the Jimmies in both mens and ladies football. One of the main talking points was the leadership shown on the field of play. Firstly, the senior mens team defeated Carraroe yesterday in the third round of the Galway senior football championship. Club ace Eoin Concannon stepped up to the mark and produced a man of the match performance. ‘Chink’ added a tally of 1-10, scoring one goal and eight points from play and the other two scores coming from frees. An outstanding performance from him to say the least. Although Concannon produced and converted a lot the scores, the team performed extremely well considering the loss of key players Paul Conroy, Johnny Duane, Josh MacFarlene, Owen Teagle and Fintan Cooney. The Jimmies dug deep and worked hard to overcome the men from out west. The win has put the Jimmies into the Quarter finals of this years championship for a second year in a row. On Wednesday night the James’ minors had a convincing win against Clifden in the opening round of the championship. A solid team performance overall and one can look forward to their next outing in the near future. Furthermore, On Friday night the club had three representatives on the Galway City/West U-16 Ted Webb team. Daniel McNulty was the captain and led his side to victory over Mayo. Ian Casserly and Eoin Finnerty were also among the team and played a key role in the groups stages and semi-final/final. The last time the club had a Ted Webb Captain was David O’Connell who is Daniel McNulty’s cousin. This is a story that will be recored in the coming weeks and one to look forward too. St. James’ U-14 players Jack Folan and Ciaran Kinsella lined out for the Tribesmen this weekend. Galway took on Kerry in the Kingdom and both boy’s played extremely well. The St. James’ Academy hosted Carraroe on Saturday morning and the playing fields in Mervue was packed with young children playing Gaelic games in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Meanwhile Johnny Regans U-12 boy’s team defeated Athenry in the County league on Sunday morning, another victory for this team which will possibly see them qualify for the final their division. The James’ ladies club are becoming a talking point around the county. The U-16s had a great win on Friday evening in Barnaderg in the Championship semi-final. They will now face Mountbellew Moylough in the Final and a date has yet to be confirmed. On Saturday morning the girls U-10s took part in a competition organized by the county board and the young jimmies overcame Barna in the Plate final. And finally, Colin Murphys U-12 girls had two incredable wins over ClareGalway and Salthill-Knocknacarra in the County A championship. Having only won the league in recent weeks, the jimmies have now qualified for the final against Corofin. This is the first ever underage championship ‘A’ final that the the club has reached since its formation. The Jimmies will hold nothing back and enjoy this occasion in the coming weeks.

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